45w ago - Today Spanish PlayStation 3 developer MiralaTijera has shared details on his PS3 CFW 4.31 OtherOS++ WIP (work-in-progress) which contains no spoofing older Custom Firmware versions and includes QAFlag and BD Emu without a controller among the features outlined below.
To quote, roughly translated: Hi, basically I stand in the community giving what I made in the dark slowly.. This is my FULL 4.31 4.31 cfw spoof's nothing, it's all ported to the 4.31, and... I give to my multitool also called "core" which is nothing more than a self that load at startup console if this is available in the right usb of your console "/ dev_usb000 /" which among other things dumpea flash console, you enable qa flags (yes in 4.31 directly) and gets you out and gets you the factory mode... I put the specs:
71w ago - Following up on his previous work, today PlayStation 3 developer glevand has made available a Linux Cold Boot 3.55 Custom Firmware (CFW) OtherOS++ for PS3 Slim users via Gitbrew that loads into Petitboot with a single button press.
To quote: Hmm, it would be really nice to cold boot Linux on SLIM. The problem is this. On SLIM we patch GameOS loader and add the OtherOS++ support.
The OtherOS++ loader reads Petitboot from VFLASH and loads it in case the OtherOS flag is set. But at cold boot we cannot access VFLASH immediately, that doesn't work, i tried even to implement retries with sleep calls, no chance.
And today i took a look at GuestOS loader in LPAR1 process 9 (LV1 3.15) and noticed the following interesting thing. It doesn't matter on old OtherOS if we want to cold boot OtherOS...
To quote: Well I am pleased to announce that RSX Driver for FreeBSD is released. The RSX driver is the product of hard work by durandal and glevand, who gave up many hours to accomplish this. So here you go, the link for the RSX driver: http://git.gitbrew.org/~glevand/ps3/linux/ps3rsx.tar.gz
On a side note, may I add that contrary to public belief for 5 YEARS, the RSX doesnt not rely on DMA to process graphics, but rather uses PPU instructions to push objects to RSX VRAM. So yeah another breakthrough by the team who scammed everyone. Gitbrew.
PS: To all those who started complaining about this noble effort to enable...
120w ago - This weekend French PlayStation 3 developer dudu.clx has shared a PS3A Linux Box v1 PS3 Install Script for OtherOS++ CFW users and some videos documenting the process below.
To quote, roughly translated: To make installing Linux on PS3 simpler and faster, I decided to create the PS3A linux-box . Run the script, and off you go!
The linux installer for PS3 OtherOS++ consists of a series of scripts that will run from petitboot once otheros + + partitions created correctly (success create_hdd_region.sh). It will be regularly updated to correct, improve some support and offer still more versions of Linux.
Requirements for PS3a Linux-box (roughly translated):